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This project will improve the flow of traffic through Midway Point, and will align with any future duplication of the causeways.

1About the project

This project will improve the flow of traffic through Midway Point, and will align with any future duplication of the causeways. Improved footpaths and bus facilities will also improve access in and around Midway Point.

Works commenced on the Tasman Highway through Midway Point in January 2021, and is expected to be complete in mid-2022, weather permitting.

The highway will be duplicated with traffic signals replacing the current roundabout at Penna Road.

The works during the first phase of the project will involve:

  • Vegetation clearing from the rock face next to the Tasman Highway and between the two causeways.
  • The demolition of two houses (1 Penna Road and 1–3 Fenton Street).
  • Modifications to the existing roundabout.
  • Closure of Raynors Road, which will become a cul de sac with no further access to Fenton Street.
  • Excavation of approximately 9 metres of rock face next to the highway on the northern side will allow for the construction of two new lanes on the highway and additional turning lanes into Penna Road.
  • Widening Penna Road where it intersects with the Tasman Highway to allow for the new slip lanes.
  • Construction of two concrete retaining walls, one on both the eastern and western side of the Tasman Highway/ Penna Road intersection – bolts will be drilled into the rock face to anchor the new retaining walls.
  • Screens and safety barriers will be installed to minimise the impacts of dust and keep debris and rock fragments away from the road.
  • Realignment and installation of stormwater, sewer, water, power and NBN networks.
  • Construction of new road pavement.
  • Construction of a new eastbound bus stop.

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Design plan for Midway Point Intersection Solution

2Traffic changes - January 2022

Traffic changes - January 2022 update

In the coming weeks, at Midway Point, traffic travelling on Penna Road will switch onto a newly built section that aligns with Southern Drive.

A temporary roundabout has been installed at this new intersection.

The roundabout will eventually be replaced by traffic signals as part of this project.

We will keep you posted with further information ahead of this traffic switch being made.

3Community Consultation

In June 2019 we asked the community for their feedback on two design options.

We received a lot of feedback on these two options during this engagement process. After reviewing the feedback, and working closely with the key stakeholders, we did more work on what was referred to as option two, and have now released the final design option.

View a summary of feedback here: Consultation  Summary - South East Traffic Solution

Contact details

For further information about the project, please contact our contractor, Fulton Hogan, on 0473 144 399 or email, MidwaypointSETS@fultonhogan.com.au

Thank you for your patience during this important work.